The topic for this paper is the United States policy towards the Caribbean country
of Haiti during the Clinton administration. The subjects which will be discussed are the
issues of: Refugees, Foreign Aide as well as human rights the United States involvement
in Haiti issues of national interests. What will also be examined is what the Clinton
administration trying to achieve concerning Haiti. What the United Nations and the U.S.
roles were, and what the public thought was concerning these issues. Also why the
United States was involved with the internal dispute of a third world country where the
national interest was not clearly defined. The issue of why was it or was not so
important for the United States to send troops to Haiti will also be discussed. The
problem in Haiti was the pro democratic elected president Aristide was exile from Haiti
during a military coup. Several issues arose out of Haiti after the exile of Aristide.
Issues of: human rights there were reports that the new regime brought back 'death
squads' killing people who opposed the new leaders. One of the main targets of the
Clinton policy is a group called the Front for the Advancement and Progress of Haiti of
FRAPH. The administration has targeted this group for their continued backing and
support of General Cedras, for their human rights violations.
Issues of , refugee's illegally trying to enter the United States creating an
economic burden on much of south Florida. All of these issues arose during president
Bush's term in office. The Bush administration was to turn back the refugee's. The Bush
administration saw no vital national interest in concerning it self with the internal
problems of Haiti ,because there were so many problems at home in the United States,
other than to turn the...